Need to Keep Your Home or Business More Clean? View The Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Washers…

Pressure washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a mechanical pressure washer is expressed in gallons or liters per minute, often designed into the pump and not variable. A pressure washing surface cleaner is a tool consisting of two to four high-pressure jets on a rotating bar that swivels when water is flowing. This action creates a uniformed cleaning pattern that can clean flat surfaces at a rapid rate. You can read on to get general answers to some to the most commonly asked questions about pressure washers.

Do I need Hot or Cold Water Presser Washer?

All high pressure washers are not created equal. In fact pressure cleaning systems tend to fall into two very distinct categories: hot water pressure washers & cold water pressure washers. Because both hot and cold water pressure washers have models with the same flow rate, the same pressure and the same capability of cleaning indoors or outdoors, it begs the question… how do I choose between a hot water pressure washer and a cold water pressure washer when everything else is relatively the same? The final decision comes down to whether or not you will need to clean surfaces that have grease or oil. If you do, then you will want a hot water pressure washer. If you are just cleaning mud or dirt then cold water is likely to do the job.

What Is More Important PSI or GMP?

The PSI refers to the amount of pressure and GPM refers to the flow. You must have the correct combination of PSI and GPM to have the most ideal pressure washing system for your needs. To clean effectively, a pressure washer must provide a “stripping” action to scrub off the dirt and “flow” to move the dirt away. Think of the pressure (PSI) as the stripping force that is applied to the surface you are cleaning and the flow (GPM) as the rinsing power that carries the dirt away. PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) refers to the amount of cleaning pressure that the unit can produce. GPM (Gallons per Minute) is the amount of water that is coming from the unit. Really the bottom line is the volume is the most important thing. When you get a quality pressure washing it should balance pressure and volume.

Will Pressure Washing My Deck Restore It?

Yes, it could. This depends entirely on the current condition of the wood. Pressure washing will restore the color and contrast. Cleaning the stains and bringing back the color will happen. Warped boards, split ad splintered planks and similar weather related damage will not be helped much at all by a good cleaning.

Why Would I Want a Stationary Pressure Washer?

A permanently installed stationary pressure cleaning system can be an even better value than a portable model in many applications. First, the cost is often the same or less than for a portable machine. If there’s natural gas available, a stationary pressure washer can run on natural gas, which is more cost effective and doesn’t require refueling the burner system. Cold or hot water pressure washers can be located in a shed or room, with piping or hose out to the wash area, which protects it from weather, damage, and from operator abuse. Additionally, a stationary pressure cleaning machine can be mounted on an equipment stand, with the detergent barrels or totes placed under the stand to conserve floor space.

Which Pressure Washing System Is Best For You?

Call a professional, like PSI, and get answers to your questions and find out what your options are. A pleasant visual experience can make the difference in a customer even stepping foot inside your business! Don’t let a dirty building, roof, or entryway deter your prospects.

Pressure Spray, Inc. can provide you with the pressure washer you need to clean your restaurant efficiently.  

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